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Hsinchu

Travel Guide
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A thriving hub for technological companies and universities, this city’s industries propel it into the future, while its heritage buildings anchor it to the past. 

Experience the excitement of Hsinchu, a bustling modern city along the Taiwan Strait. Although it is home to some of the island's leaders in technology and industry, this city manages to maintain a laid-back atmosphere. Explore some of its Qing dynasty-era buildings and venture outdoors to take advantage of Hsinchu’s beautiful parks and mountains.

Hsinchu is famous for its glass products. Learn more about the city’s history of glass making at the Hsinchu Glass Craft Museum. The museum chronicles the history of glass making around the world, with exhibits dedicated to intricate glass pieces and the opportunity to watch glass-makers at work.

Pay a visit to Hsinchu Science Park, which is modeled after California’s Silicon Valley. Now home to more than 400 tech companies, the Science Park has played a significant role in bringing Hsinchu into the modern era. Wander through some of this 2.5-square mile (6.5-square kilometer) area to see the surrounding man-made lake and public park.

Check out the Chenghuang Temple, also known as City God Temple, a much-loved city landmark that dates back to the 18th century. Be sure to stop for some street food at the numerous market stalls in front of the temple and try some of Hsinchu’s local specialties, such as savory meatballs.

Go for a swim in the natural cold springs in Beipu or cycle along the stunning Hsinchu 17 km Coastal Bike Path, which stretches across numerous parks, beaches and harbors. For an even more adventurous activity, hike the winding trail up Eighteen Peaks Mountain or explore the gorgeous alpine scenery in Shei Pa National Park.

Hsinchu can be reached by bus or train from Taipei or Taichung. The steady winds in Hsinchu help to cool temperatures in the humid summer but can make winters chilly. It’s best to avoid visiting the “windy city” during typhoon season, from July to October.

Sheraton Hsinchu Hotel
Sheraton Hsinchu Hotel
4.5 out of 5
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The price is HK$1,080 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
This family-friendly Zhubei hotel is located on the Strip, within 2 mi (3 km) of Hsinchu County Stadium and Taiyuen Hi-Tech Industrial Park. Hsinchu Zoo and ...
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"Clean hotel close to the Hsinchu County Stadium with a few hot pot restaurant in the area"

Reviewed on 29 Dec 2020

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Leofoo Resort Guanshi
Leofoo Resort Guanshi
4 out of 5
No 60 Gungtzgou Renan Li, Guanxi, Hsinchu County
The price is HK$2,963 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Situated near the boardwalk, this spa resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Leo Foo Village Theme Park and 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Windows on China Theme Park. Qibadong ...
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Sunny x House
2.5 out of 5
Located in Hsinchu City Centre, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of National Hsinchu Living Arts Center, Hsinchu City God Temple and Hsinchu Zoo. National ...
3.9/5Very Good! (25 reviews)
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"Great, cheap and very clean place close to downtown Hsinchu."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2017

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